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Perfect Overnight Oats Method


Overnight oats, also known as bircher muesli, makes the perfect summertime breakfast.

There are so many different recipes out there, but if you get the basics right, you can make it any which way you like.

Put your own twist on it and add your favourite fruits, nuts and spices to create something you’ll love.

Here’s how to make healthy and nutritionally balanced overnight oats to start your day:

1. Choose one from each column so that you have oats, protein, one of your five a day and some spices.

2. Combine your dry ingredients together and top with your favourite milk.

3. Pop into the fridge overnight.

4. Enjoy with a dollop of natural, greek or dairy-free natural yoghurt



One of your 5 a day (make it seasonal)

Get spicy

Your milk of choice

Start with 40-50g White’s organic jumbo oats or White’s Speedicook oats per person

Chia seeds

Chopped hazelnuts

Sunflower seeds

Flaked almonds

Coconut chips

Pumpkin seeds










Ground ginger


Mixed spice

Cow’s milk

Almond milk

Coconut milk

Almond milk

Hemp milk

Oat milk

Mix it up and use any combination you like

Fresh, baked or poached

Choose unsweetened if you are having a plant-based milk)

Peach, Chia & Hazelnut Overnight Oats

Check out my recipe for peach, chia & hazelnut overnights oats to get you started.

Hazelnut Chia Overnight Oats Resized

About the panelist

Jane McClenaghan, author and founder of Vital Nutrition is passionate about the powerful health effects of good food. She founded her business, Vital Nutrition, in 2001 and has helped thousands of people make easy, manageable changes to their diets for the good of their health.

Jane takes a down-to-earth, realistic approach to health and nutrition, and her philosophy on health and wellbeing is one of balance - simple, effective changes that can fit into anyone’s lifestyle.

Jane specialises in helping workplaces support their employees to eat well, has an online membership for women who want to get their spark back, and is the author of 'The Vital Nutrition Cookbook' and 'Vital Nutrition - eat your way to optimum health, happiness and energy'. She is the resident nutritionist on U105 with Carolyn Stewart and writes a weekly nutrition column for The Irish News.

Jane Vital Nutrition Panelist

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